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Tropical Diseases: A Geographical Inquiry
Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever

DengueInfo. (2012, September 5). Dengue Virus Infection. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PUsdv1kDTc

 

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Dengue fever

"Dengue also called breakbone fever, is a disease that causes fever, headaches and eye aches, and pain in the muscles and joints. It may also cause a runny nose, sore throat, and skin rash. Dengue is caused by four distinct viruses that are carried by mosquitoes. Symptoms appear three to six days after a disease-bearing mosquito bites the victim. The rash breaks out on the fifth day of the illness. The fever subsides and then usually rises again." (World Book, 2017)

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